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New Forum Section - Workshop and Maintenance.

27 Aug 2015 04:12

hello

not sure if this is the right place to post so please move to the correct area if not

any chance we could have another section or sub-section on the forum tilted

Workshop & Maintenance

any chance??

I know that some folks post these / those types of questions in the "Bikes & Gear" section, but a dedicated area for this would be great
huge sticky potential and a sweet online resource

there are plenty of knowledgeable members and I'm sure there's plenty of home mechanics itching to work on their bikes etc, but not quite sure where to start

just a thought
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27 Aug 2015 12:48

Interesting proposal, Jack. Think this could fit under the Bikes and Gear sub-forum, but with it's own tab. Moving it to 'About the forum'.

Cheers.
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27 Aug 2015 17:50

thanks bigmac

fingers crosed
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27 Aug 2015 23:54

That would be cool, and might draw out posters such as BustedKnuckle and Beppe Magnetico more often. Those two have great knowledge that the forum is better for having.
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28 Aug 2015 04:21

Would love to have this kind of sub-forum myself, especially since I'm currently working on this 80s Motobecane 12-speed. (Initially I thought it was a 10-speed, but upon looking more closely it's actually a 12-speed.)

We could share pictures and stuff (of the bikes, of course, not of our nude bodies), and all kinds of hilarity could ensue.
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28 Aug 2015 04:52

42x16ss wrote:That would be cool, and might draw out posters such as BustedKnuckle and Beppe Magnetico more often. Those two have great knowledge that the forum is better for having.


yes
there appears to be numerous posters with a wealth of knowledge to offer

i think there are many folks out there who are too scared to ask some basic questions
we all were at some stage in our cycling lives

hence the idea of a comprehensive sticky section which could have the potential to be an excellent online resource in the one place that is always evolving as the industry does
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28 Aug 2015 04:53

Tricycle Rider wrote:Would love to have this kind of sub-forum myself, especially since I'm currently working on this 80s Motobecane 12-speed. (Initially I thought it was a 10-speed, but upon looking more closely it's actually a 12-speed.)

We could share pictures and stuff (of the bikes, of course, not of our nude bodies), and all kinds of hilarity could ensue.


nude ti is very acceptable

nude humans
perhaps not in this section
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Re: New Forum Section - Workshop and Maintenance.

28 Aug 2015 06:17

JackRabbitSlims wrote:hello

not sure if this is the right place to post so please move to the correct area if not

any chance we could have another section or sub-section on the forum tilted

Workshop & Maintenance

any chance??

I know that some folks post these / those types of questions in the "Bikes & Gear" section, but a dedicated area for this would be great
huge sticky potential and a sweet online resource

there are plenty of knowledgeable members and I'm sure there's plenty of home mechanics itching to work on their bikes etc, but not quite sure where to start

just a thought


+1 to all of this!

Fantabulous idea!
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30 Aug 2015 02:18

JackRabbitSlims wrote:nude ti is very acceptable

nude humans
perhaps not in this section
Nude? Why, I never!

Actually, here's more of what I had in mind - us at our most greasy and unglamorous, working on stuff.

Image

(The dogs were of absolutely no help while I was trying to true this old wheel, btw.)
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30 Aug 2015 23:17

This is great idea, I agree no snobs allowed. It's got to be about help and advice and tips and not about how much better Campy is.
Lets get this on up and running.
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30 Aug 2015 23:31

ray j willings wrote:This is great idea, I agree no snobs allowed. It's got to be about help and advice and tips and not about how much better Campy is.
Lets get this on up and running.

Sounds good, might have to have a sticky saying to keep all requests for opinions in the "Bikes and Gear" thread though :D
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31 Aug 2015 01:19

42x16ss wrote:
ray j willings wrote:This is great idea, I agree no snobs allowed. It's got to be about help and advice and tips and not about how much better Campy is.
Lets get this on up and running.

Sounds good, might have to have a sticky saying to keep all requests for opinions in the "Bikes and Gear" thread though :D



ffs ray
who said campy was better





















kidding




yeah just like keeping all the doping chatter in the asylum
oh
i mean the clinic

same could apply in the workshop
ask questions
get answers advice suggestions help etc

nothing wrong with stating
i like and use this because etc etc

but taking the militant stance that (insert brand of choice here) is the only choice
and all the rest is schitt

probably won't fly for too long

not everyone can afford
top shelf italian bling

we get quite a few rough guys and gals coming into our shop who haven't got $50 to spend on their bike
but it's their only mode of transport
it gets them from home to work and back again
and we do our best to keep them on that bike

sometimes we put cheap crappy parts on to replace even cheaper crappier parts

anyways
mods
admin

how do we get this up and running??
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31 Aug 2015 12:02

Remember though, sometimes the best answer is to replace something with something better...
Vincenzo Nibali:
"I know how to ride a bike"

Reduce your carbon footprint, ride steel.
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31 Aug 2015 18:34

I've created this forum- viewforum.php?f=29

It is a sub-forum within the bikes and gear section.
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31 Aug 2015 18:54

again

thanks so much for making this happen

cheers
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31 Aug 2015 23:46

Thanks, hopefully it catches on!
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